|Digital Tipping Point: Amy Wohl, e-market maven 03 (2005) - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Amy Wohl is a great story teller and teacher, and in this segment, she clearly explains how computer hardware makers are in a position similar to that of free opsn source software makers. In both cases, you are selling what amounts to the tech equivalent of carrots, says Amy. There is not much profit in selling a commodity, and so you need to add a fancy proprietary layer over the commodity l...
Keywords: Amy Wohl; Wohl, Amy; business Models for Open Source; Compaq History; commodities, adding value to; open source plays well with proprietary software
|Digital Tipping Point: Jim Gettys, HP computer scientist - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Jim Gettys, who is one of the computer scientists who has been instrumental in working on much of the fundamental programming that runs Linux and Unix. In this segment, Jim introduces himself, and gives a history of his work with the X Window System and the Athena Project...
Keywords: Jim Gettys; Gettys, Jim; X Window System, history of; Athena Project, history of; Microsoft Windows and root access; Linux versus Windows admin needs; Linux, Unix history; Microsoft disrupts heavy metal; heavy metal now disrupting Microsoft; HP history; DEC history; Compaq history